John Anthony West on ‘ … the notion that there might have been people, more than 12,000 years ago, who were more sophisticated than we are today … The Sphinx itself, that’s not such a staggering feat. I mean if you get enough sculptors to cut the stone away they could carve a statue a mile long. The technology was involved in taking the stones, quarrying the stones, to free the Sphinx from the bedrock and then in moving those stones and using them to build the Valley Temple a couple of hundred feet away … ‘
(GH) This was news to me: ‘You mean that the 200-ton blocks in the Valley Temple walls were quarried right out of the Sphinx enclosure?’
(JAW) ‘Yes, no doubt about it … ‘ (450-1, ‘Fingerprints’, Mandarin edition, 1996).
(The quote on p 451 is continued in this post.
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